Snow and weather reports posted on Sunday 26th May 2019

Yuzawa Now!

Thursday 16th April 2009, 9:07am
Weather conditions: Cloud, light rain
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Rain on and off yesterday, and this morning just some very light rain at the moment. Poor visibility too this morning with low cloud in town - can't see much of the mountains around town. The forecast for the day is just cloud and perhaps more rain tomorrow morning. Fine weather is still forecast for the weekend.

As the winds have calmed down it is back to normal spring weekday operations at Naeba and Kagura this morning.

Official resort snow depths @ 16th Apr 09, AM:
Mt Naeba:
Kagura Tashiro:
Kagura (Mitsumata):
GALA Yuzawa:
80cm   Read more ...

Shiga Kogen Now!

Thursday 16th April 2009, 9:30am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Yesterday ended up a generally just cloudy day and we are having more of the same today it seems. It is fairly cool after the almost hot of last week but the fine weather seems likely to return for the weekend.

Here's what lifts are moving today:

Mammoth - 1 lifts
Ichinose Family - 2 lifts
Ichinose Diamond - 1 lift
Okushiga Kogen - 2 lifts
Kumanoyu - 3 lifts
Yokoteyama - 6 lifts

Something I haven't mentioned before but Kumanoyu resort are planning to open for early ski (25th April > 6th May, 6am-8:30am) and nighta ski (25th April, 2nd May > 5th May, 6:30pm-9pm) for the Golden Week period.

Official resort snow depths on 16th April 09:

Ichinose Family:
Okushiga Kogen:
150cm   Read more ...

Naeba Now!

Thursday 16th April 2009, 10:03am
Weather conditions: Cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Cloud in the village this morning and cloud covering the top of the mountains where visibility is poor at the moment. After a moderately windy day yesterday, things are back to normal for today with the resorts operating as planned.

More cloud and possible rain tomorrow before better forecast weather (sun/cloud) for the weekend.

The run down the side of the mountain back to the Mitsumata car park is now closed for the season, so everyone needs to take the Mitsumata Ropeway back down to base.

Planned closing dates for Naeba and Kagura:

Naeba: May 6th
Tashiro area of Kagura: May 6th
Kagura Mitsumata (via Mitsumata Ropeway): May 24th

We will continue to make updates to this Naeba Now! page at least a few times a week, but from now on until the end of the season at Kagura the daily reporting from the Yuzawa area of Niigata will move over to the Yuzawa Now! report section, so remember to check out that page as well for the latest.   Read more ...

Myoko Now!

Thursday 16th April 2009, 10:17am
Weather conditions: Rain, cloud
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The very long period of fine sunny weather came to an end with rain for the first time in a while the last few days. The warmth and then rain has hit the remaining snow - in the last 3 days Seki Onsen's (official) snow depth number has decreased from 170cm to 100cm. A bit of drizzle early this morning but cloud on the forecast - as well as some strong winds later in the day.

More cloud and cooler weather tomorrow but finer and warmer weather on the forecast again for the weekend.

While Akakan are still officially open, it seems they are closed today due to 'bad weather' conditions - so back to normal tomorrow if the weather improves. Akakan has also announced that it is also going to be closed next week from 20th-24th April, but back open on Satursday 25th and Sunday 26th April. After that, they might try to remain open longer but it is going to depend on the snow conditions at the time.

Seki Onsen is still apparently planning on being open through until May 10th.

Official resort snow depths @ 16th April 2009:

110cm (at top)
Seki Onsen:

Akakan - open until April 19th, then open on 24th/25th April - after that, dependent on snow conditions;
Seki Onsen - open until May 10th   Read more ...

Hakuba Now!

Thursday 16th April 2009, 13:36pm
Weather conditions: Cloud, fine
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
The heavy rain on Tuesday cleared up and yesterdat proved to be a mixed bunch with the weather changing quickly - strong winds, light rain, cloud and sun.

Some cloud this morning but blue skies can be seen behind the clouds and it's turning out to be a generally fine day. Temperatures remain cooler than they were last week, with a high of around 14 today.

It looks like the weather will be fine for the coming weekend.

Gondola, 3 quad lifts, Hakuba Kokusai No 3 Pair A,B pair lift operating on upper slopes (access via the gondola).

Gondola and Alps No 1 and No 3 pair lifts. It is no longer possible to ski to the bottom from Alps no daira (use the Gondola).

Gondola, Line A pair, Line B pair, Line C quad, Line E pair - still able to ski down to base area.

Tsugaike Kogen:
Gondola and 1 lift operating (upper courses only)

Official resort snow depths on 16th Apr 09:
120cm (Kurobishi/Usagidaira)
Hakuba Goryu:
155cm (Alps daira)
Hakuba 47:
Tsugaike Kogen:
190cm (Tsuganomori)   Read more ...

Minakami Now!

Thursday 16th April 2009, 16:48pm
Weather conditions: Clear
New snowfall: --
Snow depth: --
Tenjindaira is still skiing. The resort has 180cm at the top and is holding up well through the constant sun and high temperature that we had for most of last week. There were also a couple of days of rain in the last couple of days but snow conditions are as expected for this time in spring. The course to the bottom is now closed for the season but they are still sticking with the May 6th closing date.

Tenjindaira - OPEN
Houdaigi - CLOSED
Minakami Fujiwara - CLOSED
Minakami Kogen - CLOSED
Okutone Snow Park - CLOSED
White Valley - CLOSED
Oana - CLOSED   Read more ...

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